The Dutch e-mobile giant GO Sharing has reportedly taken a majority stake in the moped sharing platform Zig Zag Sharing, as a result, the aforementioned e-mobility giant will now become active in Italy, starting with Milan, Turin, Rome, and Florence.
In what seems to be an impressive year for the subject startup, Dutch’s e-mobility company is believed to be ending the current year with a bang, bearing in mind that the latest investment marks its first attempt into the Southern European market. However, it comes just after the urban transport disruptors expanded across the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Austria, and Turkey having secured €50 million in April this year. Meanwhile, at the beginning of December, the subject startup which was founded in 2019 announced a pioneering partnership that saw the company add electric shared cars to its portfolio.
Going forward, it should be borne in mind that the e-mobile company is currently viewed as one with a vision to revolutionize urban transportation, creating a “green planet with shared mobility by everyone, for everyone”. While the latest launch into Southern Europe marks the next phase of bringing the startup’s mission on a global scale.
Based on this, Zig Zag will automatically become 100% electric, thanks to the initial delivery of 500 Dutch e-mopeds to Italy. It’s also important to note that by January, the green electric shared mopeds will color the streets of Rome, plans are underway to grow the fleet to 3000 shared e-mopeds and 1500 e-bikes respectively, which will spread across 10 Italian cities by the end of 2022.
Zig Zag Sharing which currently operates more than 700 mopeds was founded in 2015, known to be the first Italian moped sharing operator, yet operates exclusively in Milan, Turin, Rome, and Florence. The Italian company has over 130,000 users and partners with top Italian companies such as train operator Trenitalia, post logistics provider Poste, Telepass, and Telepass Pay as well as Axpo, known as one of the largest renewable utility companies in Europe. In addition, the Italian Zig Zag has also established several partnerships with major Italian universities.
In view of the latest development, Zig Zag Sharing founders ‘Emanuele Grazioli’ and ‘Diego Rocca’ said: “We founded Zig Zag Sharing in 2015 in Rome with the ambition to change the status quo, bringing new mobility solutions to fight the traffic and pollution in our Italian cities while providing a sustainable, safe and fun solution to our customers, with the users always at the center of our developments. The unique opportunity provided by the GO Sharing team will make our shared values regarding sustainability the focal point for our teams in this joint mission to shape the future of mobility”.
Consequently, Zig Zag Sharing vehicles will eventually be branded in the GO Sharing concept which is expected to be completed in the first half of 2022. That will only take effect after the Italian launch of the Dutch e-mobile app in early 2022, while in the meantime, e-mopeds can be booked via the Zig Zag Sharing app.
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